Wednesday, February 21

India vs South Africa: Records And Stats From Historic Newlands, Cape Town Test

Written by Samrat Chakraborty

Team India seamers were in full swing as their brilliance guided the visitors to a seven-wicket victory in the second Test vs South Africa on Thursday, recording their first win at Newlands, Cape Town on their ninth tour. Mohammed Siraj picked up seven wickets while Bumrah picked up eight in the match to seal victory in less than five sessions and level the series 1-1, their first in South Africa in 13 years.

Opting to bat, South Africa looked out of sorts as Siraj ran through their top order to bundle them out for 55 runs in the first innings. The Hyderabad fast bowler was the pick of the bowlers in the first innings, returning figures of 6/15 while his compatriots Mukesh Kumar and Bumrah picked up two wickets each.

In response, Virat Kohli (46), Shubman Gill (36), and Rohit Sharma (39) helped India reach 153 runs with their cameos before the South African fast bowlers fired in unison to dismantle the visitors from 153/5 to 153/10. However, Aiden Markram (106) displayed his resilience in the second innings to register a fine century after Bumrah wreaked havoc with his six-wicket haul. His 103-ball knock helped South Africa take a lead of 78 runs but it was not enough as the visitors chased down the paltry total after a fiery 28 off 23 from Yashasvi Jaiswal.

As a result, the match saw some of the biggest records stumble. Here are some of the records and stats from the historic Newlands, Cape Town Test.

Shortest Test match ever (By balls bowled)

  • 642 balls – SA vs IND, Cape Town, 2024
  • 656 balls – AUS vs SA, Melbourne, 1932
  • 672 balls – WI vs ENG, Bridgetown, 1935
  • 788 balls – ENG vs AUS, Manchester, 1888
  • 792 balls – ENG vs AUS, Lord’s, 1888

India’s Test wins in South Africa

  • By 123 runs – Johannesburg, 2006
  • By 87 runs – Durban, 2010
  • By 63 runs – Johannesburg, 2018
  • By 113 runs – Centurion, 2021
  • By 7 wickets – Cape Town, 2024

Lowest Test match aggregates in completed India vs South Africa contests

  • 464 – Cape Town, 2024
  • 652 – Nagpur, 2015
  • 660 – Durban, 1996
  • 678 – Mumbai WS, 2000
  • 694 – Mohali, 2015

Biggest win-margins for India in SENA countries (By wickets)

  • By 10 wickets vs New Zealand, Hamilton, 2009
  • By 8 wickets vs New Zealand, Wellington, 1968
  • By 8 wickets vs New Zealand, Auckland, 1976
  • By 8 wickets vs Australia, Melbourne, 2020
  • By 7 wickets vs England, Nottingham, 2007
  • By 7 wickets vs South Africa, Cape Town, 2024